The stove, sink, and fridge were the only functioning items. No cabinets, no countertops. And I cooked a traditional Thanksgiving meal for my family in this kitchen! (a drywall scrap placed on top of the non-functioning dishwasher served as my countertop/prep space).
We served our Thanksgiving meal here:
in what used to be our dining room (now it is an office) on our old kitchen table, where we also had the benefits of a microwave oven and toaster - and most of the kitchen cupboard contents stored in boxes under those tables. We ate off paper plates and made do the best we could for being under construction.
Today my kitchen looks like this:
It will be my second year preparing Thanksgiving in this beautiful space. And it was worth every second of the pain we went through two years ago. I LOVE my kitchen. The photo is taken from the sunroom/dining room which is the new space we added during the construction.
This is where I'll be serving Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Two years ago we could only dream about how much we were going to love this new space in our home. Today I can't imagine life without it. At the same time we were under construction, Sarah was busy checking out colleges and trying to decide where to attend. Had we known at that time how much her tuition was going to be, it is unlikely we would ever have undertaken this project. I'm so glad we didn't know.